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  • 17 Jun 2010
    Netherlands and UNDP sign a $2.8 million agreement in support of the Palestinian justice system

    Jerusalem – The Government of the Netherlands has agreed to provide US$2.8 million to the UNDP’s Supporting the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian People programme over two years, it was announced today.

  • 09 Jun 2010
    Supporting the development of the national childhood strategy and the national strategy for persons with disabilities for the Kingdom of Bahrain

    The Ministry of Social Development and UNDP signed a project document today to develop two national strategies; the National Childhood Strategy and the National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities. The agreement, which comes as a result of thorough discussions with different stakeholders, including government and non-government institutions, was signed by H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi, Minister of Social Development and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UNDP Resident Representative in Bahrain at a formal ceremony at the Ministry of Social Development premises. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

  • 07 Jun 2010
    The state of the environment in Lebanese courts

    Under the patronage and presence of their Excellencies Ministers of Environment and Justice, Me. Mohamad Rahhal and Professor Ibrahim Najjar, the United Nations Development Programme has the pleasure to invite you to “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” conference on Monday 7 June 2010 at 10:00am at the “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut.

  • 27 May 2010
    Signing of Bahrain Globalization Programme

    The second phase of the joint UNDP and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Globalization Programme entitled: ‘Support to Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance’. The Programme Document was signed by H.E. Dr. Hassan Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s premises.

  • 09 May 2010
    Wide spread absence of human security in the occupied Palestinian territory has greatly impeded Palestinian progress

    Ramallah – Until Palestinians are afforded economic and environmental control, specifically control over macro-economic policy, trade, livelihoods, water resources and borders, sustained development will remain elusive, according to the latest Palestinian Human Development Report, released today by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Special Representative of the Administrator, Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen

  • 29 Apr 2010
    UN’s role in the occupied Palestinian territory impeded

    Jerusalem - The ability of the United Nations to play a full role in meeting the basic needs and aspirations of the people of Gaza Strip is impeded by the current restrictions on access, a senior United Nations official cautioned today.

  • 19 Apr 2010
    Helen Clark praises Bahrain’s human development progress and promises continued cooperation to support Bahrain’s development vision for the future

    Manama –-- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with HRH, Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain during her visit to the kingdom. The Prime Minister valued UNDP’s contributions to advance development in the kingdom and expressed his wish to further strengthen this partnership especially in facilitating the sharing of best practices of development experiences between Bahrain and the rest of the world. Other areas of cooperation discussed include addressing the challenges of climate change; food security; expanding women’s political and economic participation; and sustaining progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 18 Apr 2010
    2010 Annual Cluster Meeting of RR's and RC's from RBAS

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Chair Helen Clark arrives in Bahrain to take part in the annual regional meeting of the UNDP Resident Representatives in Arab countries which is being hosted by Bahrain under the theme ‘Delivering Results that Count’. The UNDP official was received at the airport by the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Economic Affairs Abdullah bin Hassan Saif, Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Karim Ibrahim Al Shaker, and UN officials from the Kingdom.

  • 18 Apr 2010
    Helen Clark emphasizes growing role of the Kingdom in addressing global development challenges

    Riyadh – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met on Saturday with Prince Saud Al-Faisal Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during her visit to the Kingdom—the first by a UNDP Administrator. They discussed Saudi Arabia’s expanding support to global development efforts, particularly its assistance to humanitarian and post-crisis recovery all over the world and its recent pledge to recovery efforts in Haiti after the recent earthquake.

  • 30 Mar 2010
    Bahrain presents UNDP with a US$ 1 million contribution to Haiti recovery efforts

    New York, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Tawfeeq Almansoor. During their meeting, the Ambassador presented the Administrator with a check of US$ 1 million as Bahrain´s contribution to recovery efforts in Haiti. UNDP will be using these funds for the Haiti Recovery Programme, and the contribution will go to the UNDP Cash for Work Programme to help the people of Haiti.

  • 30 Mar 2010
    Bahrain gives $1 million to UNDP for Haiti Cash for Work Programme

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Tawfeeq Almansoor, on Tuesday, 30th March 2010. During their meeting, the Ambassador presented the Administrator with a check of US$ 1 million as Bahrain´s contribution to recovery efforts in Haiti.

  • 26 Mar 2010
    UNDP and UNODC help Iraq combat corruption

    Baghdad – After suffering for decades from poor economic oversight and ineffective administrative practices, Iraq’s government on Wednesday launched the country’s first Anti-Corruption Strategy, developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

  • 25 Mar 2010
    New CSR index tracks performance of listed companies on the Egypt Stock Exchange

    On March 23rd, Egypt has launched a new index for listed companies called Standard and Poor’s/Egypt Stock Exchange Economic Social and Governance Index (S&P-EGX ESG)

  • 24 Mar 2010
    World TB Day marked by conferences in Gaza City and Ramallah

    Jerusalem -Today is World TB Day, a day which commemorates the discovery of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis and serves as a reminder that 1.6 million people die every year from the disease. TB remains to be the number one opportunistic infection affecting people living with HIV and AIDS.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Global conference calls on countries to invest in strong institutions

    Marrakech, Morocco ― To cope with challenges emanating from the financial crisis, climate change, food shortages and conflicts, developing countries need —now more than ever― to build capable institutions that will help them protect their citizens and sustain economic growth. The need to transform government institutions by investing in people’s capabilities and in providing innovative solutions and incentives that enable the delivery of effective services was a central message at the first day of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global conference Capacity is Development, which began here today.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Launching of the hydro agriculture development project of Marjeyoun area

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Litani River Authority are organizing a ceremony to launch the “Hydro Agriculture Development Project of Marjeyoun Area” in collaboration with the Government of Spain on Wednesday 17th of March at 10:00am at the premises of the Litani River Authority (5th Floor, Ibrahim Abdel Al conference room) in Bechara EL Khoury.

  • 12 Mar 2010
    Distribution of equipment and fire fighting trucks to the civil defense

    Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Minister of Interior and Municipalities Me. Ziad Baroud, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a ceremony to distribute certificates to the civil defense trainees on the occasion of the completion of the second phase of the first stage of the “search and rescue” training. The ceremony will take place on Friday 12th of March at 9:45am at the civil defense premises in Tehwita where search and rescue equipments and fire fighting trucks will be delivered.

  • 08 Mar 2010
    Special Representative for Iraq Congratulates Iraqis on Elections

    Baghdad – I congratulate the more than 12 million Iraqis who went to the polls, some braving insecurity, to cast their ballots for a better future, marking the historic character of election day. This turnout was beyond the expectations of many. I commend the IHEC Board of Commissioners and the more than 300,000 Iraqis engaged by IHEC, for their efforts to conduct elections in a well organized and professional fashion. UNAMI is proud to have supported their work.

  • 04 Mar 2010
    UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

    Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.

  • 18 Feb 2010
    UNDP chief calls on international community to support Yemen appeal

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has welcomed the cease-fire in the conflict between the Government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels. Miss Clark added that UNDP will work with all parties in support of recovery and development of the region affected by the conflict.